The U.S. government to invest $14 billion in improving ports and waterways aims to build defenses against climate change.
The White House has announced that the government will allocate $14 billion to invest in projects that will improve and upgrade the country’s ports and waterways.
While this might initially sound like it will result in more ships causing more environmental problems, the goal is also to add more protections for flood damage and water pollution.
Reuters has reported the extent of the projects throughout the country.
Even with drastic moves to counteract climate change, there are many years of uncertainty and devastating environmental and climate problems ahead. Taking such actions to build better defenses is a wise choice to make.
An example of a project that has been allocated $1.1 billion is a preservation project for the Florida Everglades. Not only is it a protected nature reserve, but it also provides drinking water for 8 million Americans.
That shows that these projects do a lot more than just create support for the shipping industry.
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